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How much do you spend on your own children? Will you be spending less this year due to the Credit Crunch?

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Marne Wed 22-Oct-08 16:42:25

Are people spending less this year due to the Credit crunch?

How much will you be spending on your own children?

I tend to overspend on x-mas, i try and keep it to £100 per child (we have 5 between us), we give dh's children cash so they get the same amount as we spend on our children.

This year dd1 has asked for something that costs £70 as a main present but that does'nt leeve me much for smaller things and stocking fillers. I could easily spend £200+ on her but dh would'nt let me grin

I have sold there old toys on e-bay to make some money, do you think this would justify going over the £100?

They don't get much from family (we have a small family) and they don't get anything in the year apart from birthdays.

aGalChangedHerName Wed 22-Oct-08 16:51:55

We are def cutting down this year. We sold our old mobiles to Envirofone for £130 and are doing a car boot sale and if we manage to sell lots the dc will get more spent on them.

My 2 eldest are teens so usually spend a lot on them. Around £400/£500 so down to £100/£150 for each child. We have 4.

pagwatch Wed 22-Oct-08 16:57:00

is this not now done to death. this is the third or fouth one isn't it?

pagwatch Wed 22-Oct-08 16:58:23

here - yesterday

Marne Wed 22-Oct-08 17:01:38

Sorry but my main question was, how will the credit crunch efect your spending?

Sorry if it has been done before sad

pagwatch Wed 22-Oct-08 17:03:58

don't apologise.
I was just ref you to where lots of people talked about this recently - so you may find it interesting PLUS you may find people don't post again as they think tis the same thread IYSWIM

Don't be sad

I didn't mean my post to sound curt...

Marne Wed 22-Oct-08 17:06:12

Thats ok, i thought it may have already been done but im too lazzy to look through the other threads grin

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